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The Cleo Beachfront - Charming and Private Oceanfront Cottage

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sidney house description

The Cleo Beachfront is located on Patricia Bay in the Saanich Inlet, one of only 3 bodies of water like it in the world. The topography of the Bay makes it a spectacular environment for bird and marine life. Bald eagles and Great Blue Herons are seen almost daily at close range as they fly past the deck of the cottage to land in the trees at the edge of the property. In addition to being a rich feeding and resting spot for migratory birds, the bay is a destination for an assortment of marine mammals. It is rare to have a day go by without seeing numerous seals and otters (the latter of which you may see playing on the lawn) and a delightful pastime is to watch the breaching of the harbour porpoises and their young who visit the bay daily, usually in several small groups.

Other wildlife abounds as a result of the rural nature of the property - owls, hawks, ravens, bunnies, squirrels and the delightful quail are all frequent visitors.

The Cleo Beachfront starts with a long winding drive through an area of the property which is heavily wooded. The house and property are extremely private. A large Oceanside deck provides plenty of room to relax. The property is south facing and so enjoys both sun and summer full moons.

Spend the day at the beach where summer water temperatures are warm enough to enjoy long and leisurely swims. Other water sports include kayaking or canoeing and on windy days kite boarders and wind surfers take to the water. The water is warm enough to enjoy night swims under the stars and experience the incredible bio-luminescence which will give your movements the magic of sparkling light.

The cottage has an old fashioned charm and all rooms have views of the ocean or the garden. The large master bedroom has a king size bed and windows on 3 sides to enjoy the views and fresh sea air. The second bedroom has 2 queen size beds and a view of the ocean and a bathroom is just outside the door.

The 2 bedrooms are well sound proofed from each other.

The kitchen provides plenty of room for 2 or more cooks, and the open floor plan of the main living area with a large stone fireplace between them allows a warm energy to flow through and around the spaces.

North Saanich is 10 minutes from the town of Sidney and 20-30 minutes to Victoria, the capital of the province of B.C.

The Cleo beachfront is well suited to couples with one or two children over 6 looking to enjoy a peaceful oceanfront vacation. Steep stairs to the beach require care in descending.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The property is not suitable for toddlers as there are elevated deck platforms and ponds as well as 3 flights of stairs to the beach....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


          • Master bedroom with king size bed. Second bedroom 2 queen size beds.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


          • Ensuite with Jacuzzi tub, 4 x 4 shower stall; 2 sinks

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Fireplace:

            Due to fire regulations, fires only from October 1 through April 30. Firewood is an additional charge....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            for stays longer than 7 days...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            for stays longer than 7 days...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer


          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • Music Library
          • Games
          • Books


              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                not provided but may be moored in front of house with your own mooring buoy...moreless

              • Golf:

                9 hole Ardmore - 3 miles. 18 hole Glen Meadowns - 3 miles...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront
              • Rural
              • Waterfront
              • Mountain View


              • Churches
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Shopping
              • Medical Services
              • Tennis
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Fitness Center
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Whale Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Walking
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Botanical Garden
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Cinemas
              • Cycling


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              from 2 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 17 - Sep 5, 2014
              3 night min stay
              C$2,000 C$8,000
              Late Summer
              Sep 7 - Oct 4, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Dec 14 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Summer 2015
              May 15 - Sep 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
              • Pet Fee C$35
              • Taxes Not included


              Prices based on occupancy of 4 people. Additional guests $35.00 night per person. (not including babies under 1 year)

              $125.00 cleaning fee for 2 people sharing a bed and bath.

              $200.00 cleaning fee for 3-6 people.

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 07/17/2014
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              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Victoria International
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              B.C. Ferries
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Patricia Bay
              Nearest Beach
              on property
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Ardmore; Glen Meadows
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Variety of restaurants in Sidney

              Car: Necessary

              North Saanich is located on the west side of the Saanich Peninsula where summer temperatures average 4 degrees higher than Victoria and the surrounding region. The nearby town of Sidney (known as 'The Book Town') on the east side of the Saanich Peninsula offers shopping, restaurants, museums, whale watching and boat tours, entertainment, an excellent selection of new and used book stores, and sights such as the award winning Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

              North Saanich is a rural community where life proceeds at a leisurly pace and wildlife abounds.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1991

              About the owner: Raised in Vancouver and a Vancouver island resident for 25 years, I have owned the Cleo Beachfront for 22 years. The property, although originally built on in 1946 with a one room cottage has had only 2 owners.

              Why the Owner Chose Sidney:
              I knew I would buy this property before I even saw the house. Half way down the driveway, I knew this was it.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This property puts the cycle of life squarely in front of you. You are very close to nature here. In the spring, the birds and the bees start their dance; the herring spawn; the birds fly by with sticks and grasses as they make their nests, the frogs sing and the eagles call. In the fall, the salmon rest before heading to spawning streams. This too brings in many eagles who you may see plummeting to the ocean to catch a fish before flying into one of the trees on the property to eat it. The Canada geese start to arrive in late July or August to rest before heading north to feed. I have had personal experiences with orphaned seagulls, a heron, a raven and crows all of whom I have fed until they were ready and able to rejoin their brethren. (and an interesting fact is that they do not 'always come back' - happily, they return to the real life). This property is very private, and is a haven away from city life. The darker skies of the rural community allow for excellent star gazing and the warm water temperatures allow for the most spectacular summer swimming - don't just dip - but get your exercise!

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              • The Cleo Beachfront Cottage

                The Cleo Beachfront Cottage

              • the Oceanside deck

                the Oceanside deck

              • A bird's eye view of the deck!

                A bird's eye view of the deck!

              • Entryway


              • View from Dining Room towards entry and kitchen to the right

                View from Dining Room towards entry and kitchen to the right

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Master Bath

                Master Bath

              • 2nd Bath

                2nd Bath

              • The private drive through the woods

                The private drive through the woods

              • stairs to beach require able bodies

                stairs to beach require able bodies

              • view from ocean deck

                view from ocean deck

              • a wider view of the Oceanside of the house

                a wider view of the Oceanside of the house

              • Beach


              • Dining Room (TV area to the right)

                Dining Room (TV area to the right)

              • Kitchen


              • TV and conversation area

                TV and conversation area

              • Master bath - Jacuzzi tub and shower behind

                Master bath - Jacuzzi tub and shower behind

              • 2nd Bedroom

                2nd Bedroom

              • An area to sit or play chess

                An area to sit or play chess

              • View from the kitchen deck towards driveway

                View from the kitchen deck towards driveway

              VRBO #584402

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Sunday, August 31, 2014

              C$150 - C$350 per night (CAD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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